January 22nd, 2016

CJCT have secured planning permission for a major redevelopment of Tolworth Tower, one of London’s suburban landmarks, which flanks the A3 at the heart of the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames.

The scheme will see the careful refurbishment of the 1964 twenty-three storey tower to provide office space, serviced apartments and residential units. To the north of the existing tower two new build residential buildings are proposed, comprising 300 residential apartments, 70 serviced apartments, 10,000sqft of retail as well as an element of refurbished office accommodation and creation of new public spaces providing much improved setting for the tower.

“This is a monumental project for us and we are delighted to have secured a fantastic future for Tolworth Tower”.

Nik Dyer from CNM Estates

The new build elements constitute two buildings which step up in height towards the existing tower along Tolworth Broadway, but are subservient in scale and footprint to the original Richard Seifert building.

Each of the new buildings comprises a taller and lower element. The taller elements reference the original towers structural ‘spine’ and are paired with lower brick elements offering contrast to the monolithic nature of the existing tower. The overall composition creates a cluster of taller buildings to be observed from a distance on approach from Surrey on the A3 or from the train out of Waterloo.

A new south facing public space is proposed, replacing surface car parking and enhancing pedestrian access to the retail and entrance spaces of both new and existing. A new ‘pocket park’ connects to the ‘greenway’ public pedestrian route which has linked the station to the town centre.